Ry Cooder: No Banker Left Behind – KPFK Wed. 9/7

RY COODER live in-studio talks about his new CD, “Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down.”  “There’s you, the citizen, running in circles like a headless chicken. And there they are, there they all are, herding you faster and faster through the circle maze of lies and distraction. Who will throw out the life line?  You need simple tools, and that’s what these songs are all about.” The Guardian gave the album five stars.  WATCH the video of  “Quicksand” HERE.

Plus: The lost decade after 9/11: RICK PERLSTEIN comments.  We’ll also talk about the Republican candidates’ debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley at 5pm.    Rick wrote about 9/11 for The American Prospect; his latest book is Nixonland. READ Rick Perlstein “How Democrats Win” at Time.com HERE.

Also: FRANCES MOORE LAPPE wants to change the way we think to create the world we want – her new book is EcoMind.  She is the author of 17 books and cofounder of Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy, the Small Planet Institute, and the Small Planet Fund.  She will be speaking Wed. nite, Sept 7, 7pm at All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave. Pasadena.